Façade Consultants

At Façade Consultants, we work directly with manufacturers of glass, windows, and curtainwalls to ensure high quality standards and compatibility of components. We specialize in reducing the likelihood of warranty or product failure claims and the amount of liability manufacturers face as a result.

We assist manufacturers and their clients with customization for special projects. Our expertise includes creating original aluminum extrusions.

Things Can Go Wrong
Anywhere along the Line

Manufacturers tend to bear the burden of proof when a window or curtainwall system has problems. Perhaps glass is breaking for no apparent reason. Or, the product is failing infiltration testing. Getting to the bottom of what is occurring may require in-depth investigation into:

  • Challenges with glass or hardware components incorporated into the product from other suppliers. For example, incompatibility between glass and frames leading to breakage.
  • Issues with production processes at the factory including gaps in quality control that are difficult to spot.
  • Improper installation by crews at the construction site causing leakage and other performance failures that aren’t the manufacturer’s fault.


  • Adobe Systems, Inc. Lehi, UT
  • Airborne San Diego
  • Art Museum, Singapore
  • Automotive headlight lens company, Wisconsin
  • Buffalo Center for the Arts, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
  • Caliper Studios, Brooklyn, NY
  • Classics at the Riviera Condominiums, Ottowa, ON, Canada
  • Colin Powell School, Matteson, IL
  • Federal Courthouse, Minneapolis, MN
  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • Fulton House Condominiums, Chicago, IL
  • Hudson Tea Condominiums, Hoboken NJ
  • Hurricane Irma Damage, Miami, Pompano Beach, Naples and Marco Island, FL
  • Iroquois Condominiums, Brooklyn, NY
  • Lake & Forest, Oak Park, IL
  • Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA
  • Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
  • Mountain West Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company, Billings, MT
  • Naples Square, Naples FL
  • Northeastern University, DeKalb, IL
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Old Main Post Office, Chicago, IL
  • Omni Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
  • Single Family Residence, Newburne, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Single Family Residence, Oakbrook, IL
  • Six flat condominium, Chicago, IL
  • Skybridge Condominiums, Chicago, IL
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • University Tower, Rochester, NY
  • U.S. Ambassador Residence, Tokyo, Japan
  • Westfield State University, The Apartments, Westfield, MA
  • Wichita, KS Airport
  • 175 W. Jackson, Chicago
  • 325 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL
  • 500 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago
  • 751 Griswold, Detroit MI

Expert Witness
Wrongful Death

  • Conley v Microtel Extended Stay
  • English et al v Army Hawaii Family Housing, LLC et al fall from a window
  • James Ferrer v Pass and Seymour, Inc. et al
  • Threatt et al v W Hotel Management, Inc. et al
  • Racky v First Midwest Bank, et. al
  • Robinson v Wilson College, et. al
  • Shanika Henderson v The K&D Group, Inc. et al

Expert Witness
Construction Defects

  • Applegarth v Rans et al
  • C. Overaa & Company, Inc. vs. U.S. Glass & Aluminum, Inc. et al
  • C.I. Energia Solar S.A. v Bagatelos Glass Systems et al
  • Custom Aluminum Products, Inc. v. AGC Flat Glass North America, Inc.
  • Goldbrecht Inc. v New GlasPro, Inc. et al
  • G4 Asbury Avenue Properties, LLC v. Asbury Avenue Associates, LLC
  • Hilden et. al. v. Midtown Partners 222, et al
  • James McHugh Construction Co. v International Fidelity Insurance Co.
  • Kolacz and Kroeger v. James Bender and Virginia M. Bender
  • K.S. v. American Automobile Insurance Company
  • MEU Investments LLC vs. Gale Burg Construction, Inc.
  • Michigan Indiana Condominium Association v. Michigan Place, LLC, et al
  • Pasquale Condominiums v Ellicott Development Company
  • Prolite Building Supply, LLC et al. v Ply Gem Windows et al
  • Sapphire Tower Owners Association v Swinerton Builders, et al
  • Seljan Tool Company, Inc. v. Gebhardt B. Schornstadt et al
  • Schuchart Dow v Pulp Studio
  • Union Square at Broadway Homeowners Association v. Western Pacific Housing-Broadway, LLC.
  • Viking Construction Inc. v 777 Residential LLC et alProlite Building Supply, LLC et al. v Ply Gem Windows et al
  • Yuanda USA Corporation v Mchugh Clark, A Joint Venture

Expert Witness
Personal Injury

  • April Cambron and Anna Hickman v Viwathna Bhuthimethee, et al
  • Dorothy Wojciechowski v Ania’s Polish Deli et al
  • Erica Goodwin and Jackson C. Goodwin v Metro Development Company
  • Eveillard vs. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company et al
  • Gonzales vs. R&J Management, LLC et al
  • Heather Larkins v Renaissance Associates I, LP et al
  • Jaholkowski v. Gascoyne, and others
  • Johnson Plaintiff v. Delaware Valley Development Corp et al
  • Kimberly Wirtz v Pinnacle Ltd. Partnership d/b/a Springfield Downtown Hilton Hotels & Resorts, et al
  • King vs. Creative Design Construction, et. al
  • Lade et. al, v. Esser Glass of Eau Claire, WI & United Fire & Casualty Company
  • Lisa Bonofiglio v Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (U.S) Inc. et al
  • Neal v. 1260 Housing Development Corporation
  • Piazza vs. Atrium Corporation, et al
  • Rashene Smith V Southside Plaza Limited Partnership
  • Richard Peich v J-Mac Associates, Ltd., et al
  • Rigdon Westervelt v Parks Hotels & Resorts, Inc. et al
  • Shaker vs. Fases Salon, et al
  • Testa vs. Whirly West, Inc, et al
  • Thompson vs Harrahs Atlantic City, et al

Our Work

We’re proud to leave our mark on cityscapes in Chicago and across the U.S. Our clients build great things.

Our Services for Window and Curtainwall Manufacturers

Over the past 40 years, we have had the opportunity to consult with many manufacturers visiting countless factories and construction sites to troubleshoot complex problems.We can work with manufacturers in two ways:

Troubleshooting Existing Products

  • Conduct forensic investigations into product failure
  • Perform diagnostic and certification testing
  • Review production processes in the factory
  • Check 3rd party components for quality and compatibility
  • Advise on practical and effective resolution
  • Recheck after corrections are made

Creating New Systems
We assist manufacturers and their clients with customization for special projects. Our expertise includes creating original aluminum extrusions.

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